295D sec. 001 - UCDC: Law and Lawyering in the Nation's Capital (Spring 2020)
Instructor: Nicole Lehtman (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Susan Schechter (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.
Course End: April 24, 2020
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM
UCDC LAW PROGRAM - Full- Semester Program in Washington DC
The UCDC Law Program is a uniquely collaborative, full-semester externship program in Washington, DC. The program combines a weekly seminar course with a full-time field placement to offer law students an unparalleled opportunity to learn how federal statutes, regulations, and policies are made, changed, and understood in the nation’s capital. During four months’ total immersion in the theory and practice of Washington lawyering, students will have contact with all three branches of the federal government, independent regulatory agencies, and advocacy nonprofits.
Students will receive up to 15 units for successful completion of the program: 10-12 units for the field placements and 3 units for the required companion course, “Law and Lawyering in the Nation’s Capital.” The Program is housed at the University of California Washington Center, a UC facility located in Washington DC.
The seminar is designed to enhance the externship experience in three ways. First, students will learn about the process of federal lawmaking directly from leading government lawyers, lobbyists, and public interest advocates. Second, students will explore new career opportunities unique to lawyering in Washington, while enhancing their skill sets for success in any career path. Third, students will investigate the role lawyers in Washigton DC have in making and changing federal law and policy. Class sessions include frequent guest lecturers and class discussions based on students' questions.
Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Field Placements
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